The Playlist Vol. 4

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Here’s the latest batch of new songs and undiscovered oldies I’ve been digging recently, enjoy.

Ghost – Call Me Little Sunshine 

In anticipation of their new album Impera out in March, everyone’s favourite occult rockers Ghost have released a new single – ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’. It is a classic slice of spooky, Blue Oyster Cult like rock from an album about the rise and fall of empires.

King’s X – Summerland

This one is an oldie, but from Planet Rock this time not Radio Caroline. King’s X are an American rock band with a remarkably wide range, including prog, metal, funk, soul and lush Beatles like vocal arrangements. ‘Summerland’ is an pseudo grunge track with a charming, slow burning melody from their uniquely titled second album Gretchen Goes To Nebraska, from 1989.

Saxon – Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

Biff Byford and his veteran metal act Saxon are back with a new single. ‘Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)’ has all the Barnsley rockers hallmarks – tight riffs, a frenetic solo and a big chorus. The thunderous slab of traditional metal is the title track from their 23rd album, which is out 4th February. The ever reliable Andy Sneap, who has worked with them since 2013s Sacrifice, is on production duties.

Amorphis – On The Dark Waters

‘On The Dark Waters’ is the new single from the melodic death metal (if that’s not a contradiction in terms) band Amorphis. As ever the Finnish group manage to mix heavy and soft elements seamlessly, sweet and harsh vocals, hefty guitars and hummable choruses. This track is off their upcoming album Halo, due for release 11th February.

Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You

A hit single from 1993 that I had never heard until it was played on Union Jack radio a few weeks back. From his fourth solo album Ten Summoner’s Tales, ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith in You’ is an atmospheric pop song with a light and airy feel and an inviting melody.

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